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Quintin Jardine

Thursday 14th November at Atkinson-Pryce Books, 7.30pm

Legend of Scottish crime-writing Quintin is back with his 31st (wow!) Bob Skinner mystery so join us for a great evening celebrating and learning all about this new book.

Tickets £6, available from us in the shop.

Nine years ago, divorcee Marcia Brown took her own life. A pillar of the community, she had been accused of theft, and it's assumed that she was unable to live with the shame.

Now her former husband wants the case reopened. Marcia was framed, he says, to prevent her exposing a scandal. He wants justice for Marcia.

Alex Skinner, Solicitor Advocate, and daughter of retired Chief Constable Sir Robert Skinner, has taken on the brief, aided by her investigator Carrie McDaniels. When tragedy strikes and his daughter comes under threat, Skinner steps in. His quarry is about to discover that the road to hell is marked by bad intentions .

 

 


Ned Palmer

Thursday 21st November at 7.30pm in Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

Travel through time with expert cheesemonger Ned Palmer...

Atkinson-Pryce and The Olive Tree Deli are delighted to welcome Ned to Biggar to hear all about his book A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles. Ned will take us on a fascinating cheese odyssey across Britain and Ireland. There will be delicious samples to taste plus accompanying refreshments. 

"Ned Palmer teaches us that in fact, correctly understood, history is mainly about cheese" John Lanchester

Tickets £10, available from the Bookshop.

Every cheese tells a story. Whether it's a fresh young goat's cheese or a big, beefy eighteen-month-old Cheddar, each variety holds the history of the people who first made it, from the builders of Stonehenge to medieval monks, from the Stilton-makers of the eighteenth-century to the factory cheesemakers of the Second World War. This is a celebration of history, innovation and taste - and the book all cheese and history lovers will want to devour this Christmas.

 

 



 

Biggar Little Festival 2019

 

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Hang on a tic... It's Just a Minute

Monday 21st October 

Corn Exchange, 7.30pm

It's back! Atkinson-Pryce Books presents this crafty combobulation, this whirligig of wicked wit, this perfect pot-pourri of paronomasia from our peerless panel. And all without repetition, hesitation or deviation... and plenty of laughter.

Tickets £7, will be available from us at Atkinson-Pryce or the BLF Box Office

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Scotlands Women: A Tribute

Author Rosemary Goring and poet Gerda Stevenson in conversation.

Tuesday 22nd October

The Elphinstone, 7.30pm

Rosemary Goring's book Scotland: Her Story and Gerda Stevenson's poetry anthology Quines both look afresh at some of the remarkable women who helped shape Scotland. Come and hear what will be a fascinating discussion between these two remarkable women.

Tickets £7, available from Atkinson-Pryce or the BLF Box Office.

 

 

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Best of Enemies: The war of words between two great Biggar literary figures Hugh MacDiarmid and Ian Hamilton Finlay

Wednesday 23rd October

Corn Exchange, 7.30pm

Magnus Linklater will chair a discussion between Professor Alan Riach and Professor Stephen Bann of the connections and disconnections between MacDiarmid and Finlay. Not a war of words, but a fascinating inspection of these two controversial and maverick literary giants from the twentieth century Scottish cultural scene. 

We are delighted to host this event which is kindly sponsored by Atlas Winch and Hoist. All proceeds will be shared equally between the charitable trusts of Little Sparta (SC023222) and MacDiarmid's Brownsbank (SC045987)

Tickets £10, available from Atkinson-Pryce or the BLF Box Office.

 

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Morag Hood Workshop 

Saturday 26th October 

Biggar Library, 2pm

Award-winning children's author and illustrator Morag Hood joins us in Biggar Library for story-telling and an illustration workshop. Morag likes making stories, printing, cutting and sticking, and freshly sharpened pencils. Her favourite animal is a duck and her favourite thing to draw are eyebrows.

Morag's unique voice, wry humour and irresistable charm coupled with bold and brilliant illustrations are sure to make this an afternoon of fun for all ages.

 

This event is free but ticketed, please contact us in the bookshop to reserve yours.

 

 

 


QUINTIN JARDINE 

Thursday 14th November

Atkinson-Pryce Books, 7.30pm

Join us in welcoming best-selling Scottish crime fiction writer Quintin back to Biggar with his 31st gritty Bob Skinner mystery.

Nine years ago, divorcee Marcia Brown took her own life. A pillar of the community, she had been accused of theft, and it's assumed that she was unable to live with the shame.
Now her former husband wants the case reopened. Marcia was framed, he says, to prevent her exposing a scandal. He wants justice for Marcia.
Alex Skinner, Solicitor Advocate, and daughter of retired Chief Constable Sir Robert Skinner, has taken on the brief, aided by her investigator Carrie McDaniels. When tragedy strikes and his daughter comes under threat, Skinner steps in. His quarry is about to discover that the road to hell is marked by bad intentions .

Tickets £6, available from us in the shop.

 


 

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